Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sew Special Purse

There are so many great digital stamps coming out of Sweet N Sassy I just can't keep up! I want them all! But some of my favorite images are of Cocoa. I love how he peeks out from behind things. So adorable!
I had a totally different project in mind when I first saw this Sew Happy Cocoa image. I was going to actually do some sewing for one thing, but then I found a miniature sewing kit at the dollar store and was looking for a way to package that up and that's how this little Sew Special Purse was created!
I don't know that I would give a small sewing kit to a real seamstress, but this would be a great gift for a grad going off to college. Put a little cash in the purse along with the safety pins, needles, and thread and the graduate is ready for minor clothing emergencies anyway. The sentiment is also perfect for a special graduate. It's from the Sew Many Thoughts sentiment set.
I added a couple of tissue paper flowers and some buttons to give the project a homespun feel. The "purse" is from a template I purchased online. I normally am not crazy about orange, but I really liked it with this project.  Be sure to go check out all the latest Cocoa stamps at Sweet N Sassy. There are some really "sweet" ones available. Happy Valentine's Day!
Project Recipe
Paper: SU Bermuda Bay CS, SU Welcome Neighbor DSP, GinaK White Pure Luxury CS
Tools: PTI Purse-onality Clutch template, SU Small and Large Tag punches, SU Scallop Circle Punch, cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic Circle dies, copic markers, Prisma pencils
Embellishments: PTI Holiday Mix Vintage Button Collection, PTI twine, Paper Studio brads, PTI Orange Zest Satin Ribbon